Monthly Archives: November 2011

Lo, he comes

LO, he comes with clouds descending, once for favoured sinners slain; thousand thousand saints attending swell the triumph of his train: Alleluia! God appears on earth to reign. ‘Advent’ (Latin, adventus) means ‘coming’. For centuries, Christians have observed a season … Continue reading

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Weird things that languages do #2: the Antipassive construction

First, a caveat: it was brought to my attention in my last post (‘Weird things that languages do #1: Ergativity‘) that the phenomenon in question wasn’t exactly ‘weird’ for people who speak ergative languages. This is true! What I mean … Continue reading

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